Patrick Schmitz and David Greenbaum met with faculty and staff stakeholders from EECS, Statistics, History, ETS, et al. for discussion of cloud services for instructional computing. This is an aspect of the BRC program for which RIT staffing recruitment is in-progress (IT Architect 4, cf. listing #17548 at http://jobs.berkeley.edu).
Logistics, preparation of the Data Center, and purchasing continues to progress toward launch of Berkeley's institutional/condo cluster – the first service expected to roll out of the Berkeley Research Computing program.
John Deck and Eric Kansa presented and facilitiated a lively and well-attended reading group meeting on Linked Open Data in archaeology and biology